Let's see I'm writing a title-- [bang] F***!
Ah, the casual way in which those overseas sling around the F-bomb; it's so charming compared to how we Americans do it.
I think the interface, layout, and music work well here. I found it easy to get into and easy to read.
Although I enjoyed the twists on the same two-panel plot more in the later strips (particularly the "yellow western frog" one and the suicide one--ah such dark humor there), I noticed that your lines are a lot more flowing in your earlier, pencil work. They also came out cleaner in the character or two that you drew in Flash for the interface. That's not to say that art drawn in Gimp is illegible, but the lines are rougher and the coloring tends to have distracting stray pixels here and there; it seems to me that it might be worth considering drawing future episodes either freehand, and scanning them in, or using Flash, which will smooth out your lines. Another thing you could do would be to draw them at exactly double size, then scale them down; assuming Gimp has a decent scaling function, doing that will smooth them out--it's what I do for my own bitmap work in Photoshop. That Wacom should definitely help, though!
The character is simple and easy to read, and stands out well in his yellow color. He's also somehow endearing; I suppose he's the Everyman who always gets the shaft, and that's easy to sympathize with. It's a good theme, however, that doesn't mean that every joke using it is a winner, and many of the strips shown here don't really bring anything new to the table, and feel repetitive. However, seeing as how the two I liked most seem to be your most recent ones, I'd say you're definitely on the right track with the humor. It's actually not that often that I find a comic that gives me a little chuckle, so thanks for at least two of them!
Thanks alot for your review. Well, drawing with flash without a mouse is pretty frustrating, but when I get that table I'm going to do all art in flash, probably. You know, I actually did draw them first so they would fit on a A4 paper, and then scaled them down. Anyway, I'm glad you liked this, and thanks a bundle for reviewing.
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